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Data Provider: Welsh Government Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type (Post 2015-16)
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[Expand]Click here to sortTotal[Expand]Click here to sortOf which are families with childrenFor the 2015-16 January to March period, there were 765 households ‘of which were families with children’; the figure has been obtained by totalling the number of households with dependant children. Local authorities were not given an option of completing this information separately on the data collection form.
[Collapse]Total accommodated at the end of quarter6,0541,662
Total accommodated at the end of quarter[Collapse]Private sector accommodationPrivate sector accommodation includes private sector accommodation leased by the local authority, RSLs and directly with a private sector landlord1,908840
Private sector accommodationPrivate sector accommodation includes private sector accommodation leased by the local authority, RSLs and directly with a private sector landlordDirectly with a private sector landlord32160
Private sector accommodation leased by the local authority1,089456
Private sector accommodation leased by RSLs495324
[Collapse]Public sector accommodationPublic sector accommodation includes within local authority stock and RSL stock on assured shorthold tenancies1,044453
Public sector accommodationPublic sector accommodation includes within local authority stock and RSL stock on assured shorthold tenanciesWithin local authority stock648258
RSL stock396195
[Collapse]Hostels and women's refuges984234
Hostels and women's refugesHostels (including reception centres and emergency units)879177
Women’s refuge10554
[Expand]Bed and breakfast1,959114
[Expand]Other54*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
[Expand]Homeless at home10521

Metadata

Title

Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type

Last update

16 December 2021 16 December 2021

Next update

July 2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Homelessness data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

None

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The information is based on a quarterly statistical return completed by local authorities in Wales. From April 2015 onwards the return was revised and extended to collect information about prevention and relief.

The information is collected in order to establish the number and type of households that were provided with assistance during the period. It is also used to establish the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation and the types of accommodation provided. This data is used by the Welsh Government, homelessness agencies and other housing organisations, in order to help monitor trends in the overall level of statutory homelessness across Wales.

The total in this table includes all households for which assistance has been provided. Therefore the total will differ to the totals shown in HOUS0414.


Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

Disclosure control has been applied to the data. All figures less than 3 have been supressed and shown as a ‘*’. All other figures are rounded independently to the nearest 3. As a result, there may be a difference between the sum of the constituent items and the total.

Keywords

Housing, Homelessness, Temporary Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast, Hostel, Refuge

Statistical quality

There are a number of factors (including timing issues, the recording of multiple outcomes and local authority IT reporting systems), which have impacted on the quality and accuracy of the data collected and published on statutory homeless for 2015-16. These are mainly due to the legislative changes introduced in April 2015 and the time needed for the local authority data providers to fully absorb the impact of these changes and to adjust their internal systems and processes accordingly. Further information is provided in Section 2.2 of the accompanying annual statistical release.

Whilst we have worked closely with local authorities to improve the quality of the data there is a limit to the improvements that can be made retrospectively to the 2015-16 data and some concerns over the quality and accuracy of the data remain. Although the pre April 2015 statutory homelessness statistics were designated as National Statistics, given the concerns over data quality a temporary de-designation of the Homelessness Statistics data for 2015-16 has been agreed with the UK Statistics Authority. The 2015-16 data as published on Stats Wales and within the accompanying release are therefore not classified as National Statistics.